Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 27, 2017)
1. Conservative election camp’s strategy no longer works in this presidential election. Conservative parties attacked other candidates from opposition parties by using issues including the recent controversy over labeling North Korea as South Korea’s main enemy and Song Min-soon’s North Korea human rights resolution controversy but their efforts do not move voters.
Conservatives have a hard time because voters are tired of the rat gnawing and the chicken pecking in the last ten years.
The rat and chicken are two former conservative presidents of South Korea.
2. The R&C research shows that approval rating of Ahn Cheol-soo, the candidate from People’s Party, declined in the last two straight weeks. On the other hand, the approval rating of Hong Jun-pyo, the candidate from Liberal Party of Korea, went up two weeks in a row. This means that voters start to make up their mind, as they face the situation the Ahn and Hong have overlapping voters.
The remaining voters who support Ahn are clearly different. Is having a single candidate possible? Alternatively, shouldn’t Hong even think about it?
3. Both South Korean and American army deployed defense facilities including six THAAD launchers, X-band radar, anti-ballistic missiles, generators, and radiators. The deployment stands in stark contrast to what the Ministry of Defense has said, which the deployment of THAAD is unlikely to take place before the presidential election.
Most leading candidates showed ambiguous position. They are not just thieves. They are Hwang cunning bastards.